As someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas can I ask what compels you all to buy so many gifts for your children?
We have 3 eids in a year and usually give the kids a tenner each and a small gift no more than £10 each and I feel that more than suffices. sometimes they get a joint gift like the xbox one s we just got but just happened to coincide with another eid (way over gift budget but kids wanted for ages). We don't spend hundreds on food either but have large extended families who all come round to eat and each child tends to get a fiver. I just don't understand and maybe it's a cultural thing but our main gift growing up was new clothes on eid which we looked forward to so much.
What is it about Christmas that makes you guys spend so much. I've noticed many muslims also going the many gifts route recently which is not the point of eid and I assume neither is xmas about gifts but spending quality time with family.
then there's the moaning Oh it's costing me so much, or I've had to save up all year. We live on a very modest income having a one earner household and I don't save up all year for eid or the like.
not trying to start a heated debate but genuinely just curious as when I was growing up I don't remember my friend's going on about 15 odd gifts but just one or two.